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Vote Alert

YES on HR 658, the FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2011

March 31, 2011

     NTU urges all Representatives to vote “YES” on H.R. 658, the FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2011, introduced by Representative John Mica (R-FL). This bill makes major strides toward fiscal responsibility as well as sound aviation policy.

     H.R. 658 reforms and streamlines our air transportation system, allowing for vital innovations without relying on tax hikes or raising passenger facility charges.

     Among the many beneficial provisions in H.R. 658, this bill would:

  • Fund the FAA at 2008 levels for four years;
  • Expand the Contract Tower program to enable airports to utilize less costly and more efficient private control towers;
  • Phase out the Essential Air Service program for all states but Alaska and Hawaii; and
  • Repeal a National Mediation Board rule that overturned 75 years worth of precedent by making it easier for labor organizations to unionize a workplace.

     Roll call votes on H.R. 658 will be significantly weighted in our annual Rating of Congress and a “YES” vote will be considered the pro-taxpayer position.

If you have any questions, please contact:
NTU Federal Government Affairs Manager Brandon Greife at (703) 683-5700